Grotto - Houston

4.7
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1198 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto offers delicious veal, chicken, seafood and house made pastas – the signature Osso Bucco is not to be missed! The breathtaking décor features spectacular hand-blown glass chandeliers, whimsical murals and custom-made polished iron scrollwork. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the extensive collection of Italian and domestic selections. With our winning combination of impeccable service, superb cuisine and passion for detail, Grotto is the perfect location for Italian dining.
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WI
Houston
98 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cliff was an excellent server, food was excellent, not to crowded, definitely a do again!

JE
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good place, good food, but nothing exceptional or standing out.

l
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated small child bringing food prior. Attentive service without interrupting conversations. Excellent food as always.

CF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch with a friend. Rafael is the best! Grotto never disappoints!

LT
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The pasta vongole was swimming in oil. Disappointing.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ravioli la Vodka is AMAZING!!
The food here is all in all To die for! It was so nice and elegant, I was dining like a Queen for sure!

MC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good wine list and varied menu. Food was great and the service was excellent.

AM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good!

JD
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delfino was great and very attentive. He loves the restaurant and it shows, having worked there for 13 years. He made the night even better. The food was great.

GS
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always great

m
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been serval times, always a GREAT dinner!

RV
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, an enjoyable experience dinning at Grottos. Rafael's service is over the top.

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great but service was lacking. Several servers were standing around but no one noticed that we needed a refill on our iced tea.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

RP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place (and it is my favorite "Grotto" in Houston) is always dependable for pleasant atmosphere, great service, and good food. I visit many Italian restaurants in Houston - some are very casual, some are more dressy. This place is the perfect blend of classy, high end service and fare, and a more relaxed comfortable in which to atmosphere to dine. I highly recommend it.

MW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food ! Great service! Overall great date night place !

JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.. i really enjoy this restaurant.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ian was our waiter, very attentive, others were nice to greet and remember us ,such as Guadalupe, Rafael, and Callum

l
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

table was directly under air conditioner vent. We nearly froze

C
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time and meal when we visit. Everything is always cooked to perfection. Wonderful staff and very attentive.

AC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiter was very nice but very slow. Another couple arrived 30 minutes after us and left before us. The food was not bad but was a bit over priced for what we got - lobster bisque (delicious!), Salmon Griglia (great but the fish was a bit dry) and Cavaletti (sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee). The best course is the dessert - Strawberry cake!!

ED
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that restaurant! We always get outstanding service from Alfredo also known as fettuccine. Every time me and my girlfriend come out to eat We are never disappointed and the staff is super friendly I love them!

LT
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb! Outstanding food, menu and service.

CB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service. Wonderful place to go for any occasion

GS
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service every time!

M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great restaurant! They made my wife’s birthday very special!

K
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating 30 years from our 1st date!! Dinner was excellent and the service was wonderful. We love Grotto and is one of our favorite go to restaurant.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was SO good! Nice place, polite staff. Good all around

l
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cliff was our waiter. He made certain we were well taken care off. Food was good and we had a great time

MT
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

l
Houston
154 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the business lunch. The ravioli, trout, and chicken were all delicious as was the grotto chopped salad. The wedding cake was fantastic.our server was outstanding, very nice, and knowledgeable.

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter & staff very attentive & cocktails were very good!

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, our waiter was outstanding, thank you !

RW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced for extremely well prepared food. It was a little breezy where we were seated. The ladies were wishing for light sweaters. Other than that, pretty perfect.

CD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

B
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Paglia y Fieno chicken was awful. Rubbery,stringy bad taste.
The rest was delicious!

NA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Requested an off menu substitution and results were spectacular. Have always enjoyed Grotto and will definitely be back!

A
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a lively evening. Food is excellent. Service is above par; decor is lovely. Highly recommend.

J
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was good and quick. We never had an empty glass. The restaurant was about 80% full on a Friday night. It was a little loud, but for a small group, is fine.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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